Scuba Diving

Dahlia Anemone
Dahlia Anemone

With waters of an average temperature of 0 to 2 degrees Celsius (or 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit), diving with a dry suit really is the best way to experience the wonder found under the Bay of Fundy. Divers explore the ocean floor, which is rich with flora and fauna and populated with an abundance of well-fed sea creatures.

Many have ranked the Bay of Fundy above Australia’s Great Barrier Reef when examining the extensive and exceptional pyramid of the marine food-chain it has created, and as a consequence, the broad and diverse range of marine life it attracts.

Montague Shrimp at Deer Island Point
Montague Shrimp at Deer Island Point

Boat charters are available from St. Andrews but many great dives along the Bay are beach dives. A favourite scuba spot is within the Fundy Isles off the small island of Deer Island. The island is accessible by ferry which docks a short drive from some great beach dives of a varying challenge depending on the tides.

There is potential for very dangerous conditions so you should always talk to the locals before attempting this or any dive in the Bay of Fundy.

Additional Reading:

http://www.adventuredives.com/atcan.htm
http://www.navyislanddive.nb.ca
http://www.thediveshack.com/

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    Robert Gardiner

    I am visiting the Bay of Fundy in September, I will have my 7 mm semi-dry with me and not much else (except my cameras). Could anyone tell me who I can call to arrange a few dives and some rock pooling with my non diving wife.

    Milly

    How much would it cost for 28 people to go scuba diving? How much are the scuba diving equipment if you can rent them

    Raymond Martin

    I also heard from fellow divers and friends that Bay of Fundy is better than the Great Barrier Reef. Though I still have to see it for myself, judging from the pictures and testaments, I am already sold that it’s indeed a wonder to behold and I can’t wait to get my chance of exploring it.

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